FHP finds parts from car involved in deadly hit-and-run on Ulmerton Rd.

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Highway Patrol officers say they’ve located parts from a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run that happened early Wednesday morning.

Troopers say the suspect’s car was headed west on Ulmerton Road around 5:30 a.m. and hit a 62-year-old bicyclist, Robert Allen Shepherd of St. Petersburg, who was riding in the bike lane near 58th Street North. The driver then left the scene.

Shepherd was then hit by an SUV headed west on Ulmerton, according to FHP.

Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol.

Shepherd was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the 62-year-old had lights on his bike and was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the crash.

FHP officers found parts from the suspect’s car at the scene, including a side mirror they believe belongs to a 2003 to 2008 model Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Matrix or Toyota Corolla.

Anyone with information is asked to call FHP at *347 or (813) 631-4020.



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